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MSNBC
Apr 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
charges. white house officials tell me that president obama has been made aware of this arrest. at this point, they are not releasing any other reaction. this all started in the dates after the boston bombing. that is when these ricin-laced letters were intercepted at an offsite mail facility. so they never got close to president obama or to members of congress. obviously added to the tension here in the nation's capital. >> quickly, before you let you get out of here, elvis imperson negotiate, sounds like the beginnings of a farrelly brothers' movie plot. what is that about? >> the rivalry seems to be long and complicated and involves a number of different sort of fights between the two men. i can tell you in one instance, the elvis impersonator, paul kevin curtis, claimed to be a part of -- a society called mensa society, basically for people who have high iq scores. well, dutschke took exception too that. -- exception to that. he called curtis out on that, said you are not being truthful about this . so, that is one of the fights the two had. hard to pinpoint where their dis
FOX Business
May 2, 2013 10:00pm EDT
out of the obama . chuck hagel signaled a possible change in the white house is thinking on arming the syrian opposition forces. this after president obama we have a new sense of redlines earlier today, as responded to a reporter, he asked if the united states would reconsider sending arms to the rebel forces in syria. >> arming rebels as an option. you rethink all the options, it doesn't mean you do or you will, these are options that must be considered with partners in the international community. what is possible and what can help accomplish that. lou: this is part of the president focusing this visit on improving economic relations with one of our largest trading partners, as well as promoting immigration reform. >> part of an important diplomatic relations. like gun control and the bargain fizzling. >> there is comprehensive immigration reform that lives up to our tradition as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. >> the president needs a victory because he crossed the 100 day mark. >> amnesty is chaos and it's terrible for the country. >> when asked about allowing ille
CNBC
Apr 29, 2013 4:00am EDT
spielberg's next film venture or not? president obama used the annual white house correspondent association dinner to spoke fun at himself and his critics. he introduced a spoof video featuring the director of clinic. >> in the middle of the night i look up and it hit me, obama. i mean, the guy is already a lame duck,ve why not? picking an accounter to play obama, that was the challenge. who is obama, really? we don't know. we never got the transcriptes and they say he's kind of aloof. so i needed someone to dive in and really barack obama become. and it turns out the answer was right in front of me all along. daniel day-lewis. >> hello, ohio! i'll have your become. what? what? let me be clear about this. at least we had daniel to play obama, we had to cast the rest of the team. and i think we've got some pretty terrific performs. >> working with a legend like daniel is intimidating. without daniel, i never could have played joe biden, writ rally. hi, i'm joe biden. the hardest part? trying to understand the motivations. why did you pursue health care first? why don't you get mad? if i were
FOX Business
May 3, 2013 10:00pm EDT
. our chief white house correspondent has the report >> as president obama continue to talk up the economic resurgence in this hemisphere as the focus of his three day trips south of the border. >> trade and commerce create good jobs florida people. >> the labor department reports the unemployment rate dropped seven point* 5% the lowest level in four years that more people were finding jobs than leaving the work force and in the dish with april's gains the government revised the february and march numbers suffered by a total of 114,000 jobs. >> we are gaining jobs over 160,000 and unemployment has taken down. >> there were still major warning signs they are struggling in not a single new job in april while construction employment fell for the first time in one year. the commerce department said orders to factories fell in march by the largest amount in seven months and 11 point* 6 billion workers who wanted jobber still unable to find one. >> we have to get this economy going, and not raising tax rates to have more peopl working we could do would it not for the drag of the pres
FOX News
May 2, 2013 9:00pm PDT
in the first place. simply put, if you're looking for somebody to blame for the white house tours being canceled, call obama. if you want to know who's responsible for all those airport delays across the country last week, call obama. now meanwhile on capitol hill, two of the president's top legislative priorities they're now on life support. first and foremost his tireless attempt to limit the second amendment rights of law-abiding americans, it failed and it failed miserably. secondly, he's been completely incapable of making any sort of progress on immigration reform, and of course his budget is dead on arrival. so much for this promise. >> enact comprehensive immigration reform once and for all. we can't wait 20 years from now to do it. we can't wait 10 years from now to do it. we need to do it by the end of my first term as president of the united states of america. >> sean: he missed that deadline. maybe if he spends less time on vacation, less time on the golf course over the next three year, maybe he could accomplish something. however keep in mind even when the president is abl
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 9:00am PDT
, which we see coming up in the weeks. the worst week was president obama. when the white house press corps is questioning if you've got juice, really not a good week when you are president. the whole question of is he a lame duck president three months into his second term, that's problematic, not that he can't work his way out of. >> not what a president wants to be asked about. morris, your picks? >> susan, really? come on. come on. this is ridiculous. my worst -- let me start with my worst, my worst is those poor germans, the best economy in europe, now the best football clubs in europe. you know what to do with those poor germans. but my best week goes to the economy. again, adding jobs, steady pace, wall street skyrocketing. i don't understand why the republicans cannot praise this president for his stewardship of the economy. susan, i just can't understand t. >> can't start a fight. don't have a lot of time. patricia, i want to end with you. who are your best and worst of the week? >> my best week goes to gabriel gomez, republican nominee now in the senate race up there. he is
FOX News
Apr 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
connell striking back at president obama's jabs at the white house correspondents dinner at this invite for a drink. the president joked he can't reach out to republicans because mcconnell wouldn't be a good drinking buddy. mcconnell said i'm shocked. he's obviously not seen my soft side and responded by tweeting this photo from a jar with an empty chair and a red glass for the empty chair. looks like mcconnell has a beer in front of him. >>brian: the joke at the white house correspondents dinner when people said you have a beer with mitch mcconnell. >>steve: meanwhile, headlines. imagine hearing your flight attendant saying brace for impact. that's happened. >> alert information. cabin pressure loss. >>steve: i hate it when they say 102 souls on board. that happened on a frontier airlines jet yesterday as it cruised over the rocky mountains. >> we dropped quite significantly and we were like, we were getting closer and closer to the mountain. >> he put us in position and said there will be a crash. >>steve: the pilot was able to turn that plane around and landed safely in denver. we still don't kn
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 2:30am PDT
. >> and you find democrats going into the white house to complain about it. >> it's not called state care. it's obama care. that's whey we saw the president, saying they were trying to simplify the forms and cut the size. there's going to be bumps on the road ahead. the implementation is something that's going to be a worry. >> let's turn to the republicans. what's their worries now? what's on their agenda? >> they don't want immigration to come apart. and it looked like it was in a good place. >> you're saying for democrats, what if immigration falls apart for democrats? is it good for bad for them? or neutral? >> it would hurt republicans. republicans need that to deal with their demographic realities. that's why republicans say, we'll still probably come together. but there's some worries this addition of a gay rights provision. marco rubio said that could undermind it. on sunday and monday, the heritage foundation is going to talk about the costs. they're going to push back on methodology. but republicans say they're going to try to fix this by making the metrics tougher, border security
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
obama made news saying all the options the white house is currently energy syria, boots on the ground, u.s. troops, not one of those options, how surprised are you by that? >> not surprised given the administration's incredible caution. i applaud that we don't want another iraq. we have to act. the syrian opposition is begging for weaponry. assad is wing, broken the blockade of a few bases and the world sort of weight, more moderate members of the foreign army, general broke want al qaeda-aligned jihadist rebels. he says he has more secular forces and begging us for simple things, one way to start if we art rebels, millen anti-tank missiles, they can taken out syrian armor. the fear would be someday they might be used against israeli forces but not talking anti-aircraft missile this is not sophisticate bud could make a difference, i think. i was speaking with someone yesterday and they said this is specifically the kind of weapon we want. very effective against armor. >> what's it called again? >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> the millen anti-tank missile. >> they have small arms, but
CNBC
Apr 30, 2013 9:00am EDT
] [ beeping ] red or blue? >> we're waiting to take you life to the white house. president obama getting set to start at 10:00 eastern. do we know what the president is likely to say? i don't know of any particular announcement he's going to open the press conference with, but he's preparing to go to mexico on a trip. he's ended the hundred days of his second term. the first hundred days although that doesn't mean very much in the success term and the president is simply kind of taking this moment to try to seize the initiative in washington having gotten past the flight delay issue last week, gotten congress to -- or congress decided itself to resolve that issue without resolving the rest of the sequester and i expect one thing he might do, simon is to press the case that there are many, many other effects of the sequester beyond flight delays that are of concern to poor americans and people benefitting from government services, headstart, meals on wheels and that sort of thing to get the republicans into negotiation to put the sequester aside and look for a budget deal. >> it is a news con
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 4:00am PDT
targeting weapons shipments that were headed to hezbollah in lebanon. so white house officials are not commenting this morning, but president obama has consistently said he believes that israel has a right to defend itself. and i can tell you that syria has been a pressing concern for this administration. of course, president obama traveling here in latin america, landed here in costa rica yesterday, and held a joint news conference in which he got a question about the conflict in syria, and he made his most definitive comment to date about possible american military intervention. take a listen to what he had to say. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria, would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> so the president all but ruling out the possibility of putting boots on the ground. according to most polls, americans are opposed to direct military intervention in syria. they are war weary in the wake of iraq and afghanistan. so other possible options under consideration, united stat
FOX News
May 4, 2013 10:00am PDT
weapons on a small scale in its fight against rebels. now president obama has said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons would cross a quote: red line forcing u.s. action. stopped short of saying what that actually would actually be. this week the white house essentially ruled out putting u.s. troops on the ground in syria. but the u.s. has started providing direct nonmilitary aid to rebels. but this whole situation, kelly, whether it's the transfer of conventional weapons to groups like hezbollah or othe use of chemical weapons has a lot of people in this part of the world and in the united states and europe very, very nervous about what is going on in syria. and what will happen today, tomorrow, and in the future. kelly? >> kelly: conor, you are absolutely right about assessment. all people are keeping their eyes on what is going on in syria. thank you, sir. >> back here at home there are new developments in the boston bombing situation. at this time we are learning a search of computers in tamerlan tsarnaev's home turned up al qaeda magazine called inspire. both known for spreadi
CSPAN
May 3, 2013 6:00am EDT
barry jo white -- mary jo white, chairman of the securities and exchange commission. chairman white was appointed by president obama in january and confirmed by the senate last month. the exceptionally strong bipartisan support she received in the confirmation process is, i think, a real testament to the extraordinary experience she brings to her office and to the long and successful record of her prior public service. you know, in today's often polarized political environment that kind of bipartisan support augers very well, indeed, for her leadership of the sec. in public life chairman white is best known for her nine years as the united states attorney for the southern district of new york. as you know, that office litigates some of the most important and complex criminal and civil cases in the nation. during her tenure there, chairman white certainly saw her share of these including prosecutions stem thing from the bombings of the -- stemming from the bombings of the world trade center in 2001, 1993 and of our embassies in kenya and tanzania in 1998. in the private sector, chair
MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 3:00am PDT
and the largest single sector in financing the 2012 election cycle. the money is huge, and when president obama came in, you know, he brought in wall street. right into the white house, into the inner core, this was a wall street from beginning to end, top to bottom administration. and you still look at the senior economic officials, they're from city group. once in a while, there's a little diversify, they have jpmorgan, they've had others, but basically, it's really a wall street group. and it's not surprising that we don't have that reform. >> have you ever been to opensecrets.org? it's a great website. i hate it when it was in congress. w we've got the pie chart. my two biggest contributors were owners of dog tracks and bingo parlor. it's a bigger problem. but no, they spell it out, pie graphs, who gave you the money? how much they give from what zip codes. pretty crazy. >> okay. >> a lot of money, bingo. >> i think you're making -- >> which is why foreign policy begins at home. >> yes. >> dr. jeffrey sachs, thank you. stay with us. still ahead, kal penn will be here. he's teamed up with th
CNN
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
the president obama announcing his nominations. don lothian is standing by live at the white house. christine romans is here with us. both of these people, friends of the president, right? >> they are. i think you have seen the president very comfortable appointing people to cabinet positions who he has a long relationship with. penny going back to his days in chicago. she was born in chicago. and she was part of the preside president's -- this is someone who the president is very comfortable with. mike froman is someone he has known since he was a young man in law school. they were classmates together. he's been there with the president when it comes to these tough issues. the g 20 and g 8 as well. president obama rounding out the cabinet positions with people he thinks are best for the job and people he knows on a personal level. >> tell us how these two will affect the economy if they're confirmed. >> you're the person who is the point person around the world for the president. mike froman is the one who did all the work before you get there. he is someone who is known around the world for
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 3:00am PDT
for hezbollah. >>> the white house says april's strong jobs report shows the u.s. economy continues to recover. 165,000 new jobs were created last month. >>> and while speaking in mexico friday, president obama says he is working to get commonsense immigration reform passed this year. he says he's convinced it will get done. more news at the top of the hour. >> with congress back from its summer recess, administration leaders prepare to make their case to invade iraq. to eliminate saddam. inside the white house, paul wolfowitz's deputy, under secretary of defense, douglas fife, an iraq hawk like his boss, presents a slide show to national security officials that is full of questionable assertions. >> of all the places where intelligence was being manipulated in the bush administration, the fife shop was the key place. >> there was a debate about how one characterizes the relationship between iraq and al qaeda. nobody made the argument there was no relationship between iraq and al qaeda. >> i want to thank the -- >> the administration deploys its biggest guns to push congressional leaders for q
MSNBC
May 4, 2013 5:00am PDT
characters. in this case obama is considered to be the lead character. congress is kind of this nebulous entity. i think it might be more effective for media -- for the media, for the white house, to explain more of congress' intransience instead of naming just congress. but naming real names. mitch mcconnell, john boehner, et cetera. >> even when you start talking about the leaders, what strikes me about john boehner over the last couple of years is he is sort of, to me, a uniquely unpowerful speaker. he has the title, they give him a chauffer, all the perks that come along with the job but we were talking about this in the gun segment, when it comes to actually doing what the green lantern people ask president obama to do, crack heads together, he can't do that to his own republican conference these days but he's led by them much more than he leads them. there's this whole other wrinkle which is probably difficult to explain, too. i want to get into -- i sort of teased the marureen dowd thing. it makes me laugh so i want to share it with you. are baked with brown rice and sweet potato!
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
in the white house. wonder who they're thinking about. >>> our new "hardball" feature comes on tonight, the unkindest cut. remember shakespeare? republicans like to say president obama is exaggerating the pain from the sequester cuts, but let's see about that. let's ask the people who run soup kitchens, for example, and food pantries in this country. see how they're doing on these cuts. we will tonight. >>> remember how republicans said they had to change after the 2012 elections? then explain why the rising star of the gop right now is someone who wants things even further to the right. republicans -- the republican in this case is ted cruz. he could be the next barry goldwater, he says. actually i sort of like goldwater. this guy doesn't seem quite as nice. >>> finally leave it to the global warming is a hoax governor. who says the government is out there buying the bullets in country so the rest of us are being denied our gun rights. paranoia, you think? this is "hardball." the place for politics. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the r
NBC
Apr 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
: where obama, boehner, and biden share a room with clooney, and even kim kardashian. white house briefings take a back seat to some gentle ribbing. >> you remember when the country rallied around you in hopes of a better tomorrow? that was hilarious. >> reporter: while washington is often called hollywood for ugly people, on this night, the real stars shine. glitz and glam overruns the town and everyone wants to party late into the night. >> washington's gone very hollywood. it's not the nerd prom anymore. >> reporter: and while the event raises scholarship money for aspiring journalism students -- >> all right, everybody. >> reporter: it also lowers the bar for presidential discourse. >> no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. that's because he can get back to focusing on the issues that matter. like did we fake the moon landing. >> reporter: president obama is great at using comedy as a weapon to entertain people, educate us, and eviscerate his opponents. >> it's great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent hilton ballroom. or w
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 2:00pm PDT
-qaeda or islamists. richard engel interviewed a key player in the rebel military leader the white house is counting on to defeat the assad regime and prevail. leets watch. >> the regime used chemical weapons more than four times against civilians. >> president obama has talked about red lines. do you think assad has crossed a red line? >> not just for one time. many, many times he crossed the red line. >> what do you hope the united states does? >> i like them to help us to have no fly zone for the whole country. >> richard engel joins us from turkey. robin wright is with the wood row wilson center. give us your appraisal of the possibility that we can find somebody over there that we can agree with and help on the rebel side. >> that is what the u.s. thinks they have found or u.s. officials are hoping they have found with the person you just heard from right now. he is the overall commander of the free syrian army. he's german educated. an engineering professor inside syria. he defected about a year ago and the united states wants to support him. he's a moderate. he's the kind of contentious candi
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 3:00am PDT
for the white house and it's showing when it comes to recent appointments? >> a couple of cabinet picks this week, top appointments this week by president obama shows sort of a second term approach. officials tell glenn thrush who wrote this piece in the first term the president was more likely to make a cabinet pick for political reasons or because people told him he should or because he had to. this cabinet is more of his cabinet. people he wants in there. we saw that yesterday with the nomination of penny pritsker who helped get obama his career started and part of the chicago group that first started with him and she has -- because of her family, holding, she has a complicated confirmation hearing but the president is willing to go through that. also with the federal housing credit agency which oversees fannie mae, freddie mac and picking mel watt a democrat from the chart area of north carolina. republicans thought they had hair own plan in the works to reform fannie and freddie and that is not going to happen. mel has good relations with the banking community there and the republi
CNBC
May 2, 2013 9:00am EDT
reconnect business to the white house? >> that's the hope of the administration, certainly. she's somebody who had a close relationship with obama as a fund-raiser, somebody from his hometown. the labor troubles that you mentioned will probably add to her credibility in dealing with business because so of of the suspicion that business people usually have of democrats is that they're too closed to organized labor. so that probably will help her in the confirmation fight with republicans although it makes some democrats uneasy. some people are uneasy with the whole idea of taking people who raise money for a candidate and put them in power. but i expect that she will overcome that, be confirmed and so will mike froman who has been serving the administration, as the president said, doing economic international policy. i expect, as they depart for mexico, he is likely to have a relatively smooth and low drama confirmation fight. >> interesting. despite the concerns the president expressed. thank you very much, john howard in washington. >>> the ecb and jobs numbers tomorrow, how can you play
CNN
May 3, 2013 6:00am PDT
've been talking about for so many months now, perhaps unemployment picture could be rosier. so the white house out with this statement, i'll point out to you, carol, a number of republicans have put out their own statements already, saying they believe the picture wiould be better if obama care weren't in place, if taxes were in a different place. each side is seeing their own political advantage in these numbers, but for americans, what this really means, a, a better picture on jobs and more stalemate in washington, carol. >> we want to talk more about that bottom line. are you right. the jobs numbers matter to real people out there. christine romans, a business guru, alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. you will continue to be with us from mexico. stephen moore from the wall street journal on the phone with us. jessica was mentioning this, the statement from the white house, bottom, it says in talking about the numbers. it's important not to read too much into any one monthly report and informative to consider each report in the context of other data that will be coming availab
FOX Business
Apr 29, 2013 11:00am EDT
never do this again. wow. thanks very much. >> thanks, charles. cheryl: cisco c.e.o. live from the white house on a public private partnership to help trains veterans to make the transition into corporate live easier and ask him whether his stock continues to rise. dennis: and blame obama care for wanting an increase in health policy costs. first the world's currencies preparing the u.s. dollar. >> i'm lauren green with your fox news minute. in prague, rescue crews continue to seven for people who may be trapped after this morning's explosion. up to 55 people are injured in the blast that collapsed much of the first floor of the office building in the center of the czech capital. natural gas leak is the suspected cause. damaus,yrianister is alive after a bomb attack targeted his convoy. state media is reporting six people were killed. the united nations is urging syria to allow a team of experts into the country to investigate allegations the syrian regime used chemical weapons. in new york the final spire species are being installed atop one world trade center. it will provide a broadca
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